Unilever has launched Flora Freedom in the UK

Can dairy-free Flora lift Unilever spreads sales?

Unilever launched a dairy-free variant to Flora in the UK, in its latest attempt to lift its sales in a struggling category. But is winning...

Mondelez shares tumbled after FY results and guidance announced

Mondelez results and outlook - 7 things to learn

Mondelez International's shares took a tumble yesterday on the back of its 2015 numbers and its forecasts for 2016 - and were down again tod...

Wal-Mart announced spate of store closures

Talking shop: Wal-Mart overhaul, Lidl's US charge

January brought further evidence of the seismic shifts taking place in the global retail sector. Established retailers have largely responde...

Hain Celestial's US business under pressure

Comment: Hain Celestial cognisant of US challenges

Irwin Simon, the founder, president and CEO of Hain Celestial, often comes across as one of the more forthright chief executives in the US f...

Disease in Italy and poor harvest in Spain could continue to affect production

What should you learn from 2015 olive oil prices?

There was a spike in olive oil prices in stores in a number of western European markets last year on the back of a fall in supply, caused by...

Romania might be a slow burn but Lactalis is well-positioned for the long-term

Why Lactalis swooped for Romanian dairy Albalact

French dairy group Lactalis is expanding in Romania through the acquisition of local dairy Albalact. At first glance, Romania might not seem...


How concerned are US consumers about cage-free eggs? 28 Jan 16

In recent months, a series of major companies in the US have announced they will switch to cage-free eggs - but how interested are consumers? Ben Cooper reports.


Can Yildiz Holding's new snacks unit match its ambitions? 27 Jan 16

Yildiz Holding is restructuring its confectionery and biscuit businesses, uniting the likes of United Biscuits, Ülker and Godiva under a single umbrella subsidiary. The Turkish conglomerate has some ambitious growth targets for the new unit. Katy Askew takes a look at whether it can deliver.

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Chobani targets growth after rejecting offers

Dean Best | 8 Feb 16 Chobani eyes growth after turning down takeover bids

Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands.


Arla eyes job cuts as part of 2020 growth push

Dean Best | 5 Feb 16 Arla wants to double rate of growth of organic sales by 2020

Arla Foods today (5 February) announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of changes the European dairy co-operative hopes will help it to grow amid "fierce" competition.


Tyson ups earnings guidance but trims sales target

Hannah Abdulla | 5 Feb 16 Tyson Foods has reported higher profits but lower sales for the first quarter of the year

Tyson Foods has upped its forecast for annual earnings but cut its estimate for annual sales after its first-quarter results.

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Australia's Weis Bars sets sights on Chinese ice cream market - the bitesize interview 20 Jan 16

Hannah AbdullaJulie Weis, co-owner, Weis Bars

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.


Why Urban Fresh Foods plumped for Lotus Bakeries' ownership - interview 5 Jan 16

Dean BestBrook: Lotus Bakeries were 'lead choice by long way' for Bear owner Urban Fresh Foods

Urban Fresh Foods, the privately-owned UK firm behind the children's-focused snack brand Bear, said last summer it was looking at ways to expand internationally and suggested it could accept investment. Just before Christmas, the company, set up in 2007, announced it had agreed to a takeover bid from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries. Dean Best speaks to Urban Fresh Foods partner Giles Brook about what the deal means for the business.


PepsiCo outlines progress on sustainability - interview 2 Dec 15

Ben CooperBena: 'Today the business case is quite different. It’s the social licence to operate and grow and thrive'

Assessing how sustainability fits within a business throws up a multitude of questions but three seem definitive. Is sustainability embedded throughout your company and enshrined in your strategy - and what do investors really think? Ben Cooper sought out one of the food industry's early movers, PepsiCo, for answers.

What next for TreeHouse and ConAgra?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 2 Feb 16

TreeHouse Foods announced yesterday (2 February) it has completed its acquisition of ConAgra Foods' private-label business in a deal that will go some way to reshaping the US own-label sector.


UK has France and Germany in its sights

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 21 Jan 16

The UK government wants the country's food exports to reach the levels of France and Germany, officials said today (21 January) as a new office set up to drive business overseas was formally unveiled.


UK sets out latest attempt to boost exports

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 20 Jan 16

The UK government has outlined changes to the way it aims to support the country's exporters - including the creation of a new office to help food manufacturers looking to build their presence overseas.

Lactalis's emerging markets push

Lactalis's emerging markets push

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has continued its bid to increase its presence in emerging markets in the early weeks of 2016.

What are the macro risks facing your business?

What are the macro risks facing your business?

The World Economic Forum has published its annual report quantifying and comparing economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks. just-food digs into the report and analyses the findings.

Unilever rolls up sleeves for challenging 2016

Unilever rolls up sleeves for challenging 2016

The consumer goods giant believes the year ahead will be tougher than 2015. How does the company plan to tackle the next 12 months?

Campbell breaks ranks on GMOs

Campbell breaks ranks on GMOs

Campbell Soup Co. has come out in support of the introduction of nationwide mandatory labelling standards for genetically modified organisms contained in food products on sale in the US, something many of the group's major packaged food peers oppose.

Drivers of Food Industry MxA

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